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Poster: staggerleib Date: Mar 17, 2009 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Off Topic - Movies

So we've ventured into TV recently, with the Wire and my entry, Homicide Life on the Streets.

I was wondering, what with our collective tastes, if there is any particular Writer or Director that does it for you.

Personally, I am a big fan of:
The Coen Brothers
The Farrelly Brothers
David Mamet
Martin Scorcese
Quentin Tarentino
F.F. Coppola
and Steven Spielberg

Any to add? Any particular examples?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Farrelly Bros
Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker
Sydney Pollack
Harold ramis
Bill Forstyth
Peter Weir
Andrew Bergman
Lawreence kasden

to name a few...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 17, 2009 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Jan Svanmajer (czech avant garde animation - out there)
Milos Forman (particularly his pre-US films)
Fassbinder
Mike Nichols
Hitchock (come on - is there a real stinker in the bunch?)
Cassavettes
Peter Bogdanovich

Tanem Davidson - who?
http://www.newbrowfilm.com/

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 17, 2009 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

I think Ragtime is one of Milos Forman's great works. I think it's underrated. I also think Peter Bogdonovich's ascots are underrated

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 17, 2009 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Going to actually meet him (probably) on Friday at opening reception for Film Fest here in Monterey.
http://www.goldenstatetheatre.com/filmfestival/schedule/sch_opening.html

Saw him at Bonnaroo in '06 when filming the Tom Petty documetary - I was sweating profusely in shorts and tank top while he was perfectly attired and coifed with a dark blazer and ascot in the hot humid Tennessee weather. It was pretty damn funny. Ever see him play the Hefner like character on Law and Order? The role suited him.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 17, 2009 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

yeah, his cameo roles are good. he did the same kinda guy on Sopranos

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Mar 17, 2009 9:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

All the ones you mentioned. I also like Cameron Crowe & Clint Eastwood.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-03-18 04:58:51

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2009 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Shane
Casablanca
LawofArabia
Har/Maude
WoodyAllen films

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 17, 2009 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Comedy: Python films, Marx Bros., Woody Allen, Airplane, Mel Brooks, and most of the Judd Apatow stuff.

Drama: IMo, the best stuff came out in the 70's: Chinatown, Marathon Man, 5 Easy Pieces (a lot of Nicholson vehicles), Network, Apocalypse Now.

Experimental/Genre-defying: Love the Charlie Kauffman stuff, tho' I haven't seen Schenecdoye, NY yet...loved adaptation, eternal sunshine and being john malkevich...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2009 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Shudda mentioned Dr Strangelove, but what with SDH and the rest of us quoting it so regularly, it was self evident I suppose.

I really think that five historically significant events are covered by LArabia (WWI, geopolitics still evident--moreso!--today); Casablanca (WWII); Shane (western); Strangelove (Coldwar); Har/Maude (existential angst/60s); and WAllen (more existential angst, NY life and comedy).

Hmm, that's six.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2009-03-17 21:39:18

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Mar 17, 2009 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

MEIN FUHRER

I CAN WALK

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2009 4:25pm
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I think you're some kind of deviated prevert. I think General Ripper found out about your preversion, and that you were organizing some kind of mutiny of preverts.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 18, 2009 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

He can't come in here--he'll see the Big Board!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:13pm
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Monty Python

Coen Bros - Once upon a time in the West

Dirt Harry

Clint's Spaghetti Westerns

IFC

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Mar 18, 2009 6:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Once Upon A Time in the West was definitely not a Coen Brothers movie...

Thank you IMDB


# Burn After Reading (2008) (written by)
... aka Burn After Reading (France)
# No Country for Old Men (2007) (screenplay)
# Paris, je t'aime (2006) (segment "Tuileries")
... aka Paris, I Love You (Hong Kong: English title)
# The Ladykillers (2004) (screenplay)
# Intolerable Cruelty (2003) (screenplay)
# A Fever in the Blood (2002) (story "A Fever in the Blood")
# The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) (written by)
# O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) (written by)
... aka O' Brother (France)

# The Naked Man (1998) (writer)
# The Big Lebowski (1998) (written by)
# Fargo (1996) (written by)
# The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) (written by)
... aka Hudsucker - Der gro├če Sprung (Germany)
# Barton Fink (1991) (written by)
# Miller's Crossing (1990) (written by)

# Raising Arizona (1987) (written by)
# Crimewave (1985) (written by)
# Blood Simple. (1984) (written by)

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Poster: hseamons Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=18637271

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 17, 2009 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Directors:
Ken Russell
David Lynch
Lars Von Trier
Harmony Chorine
Mike Leigh
Alison Anders
Robert Rodriguez
Stanley Kubrick
Michel Ghondry

...and many more...

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-03-17 23:27:02

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 17, 2009 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

Yeah! on Kubrick...big time.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:07pm
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Atom Egoyan

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:13pm
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sweet hereafter is very powerful

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Mar 18, 2009 6:36am
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Sam Peckinpah
Walter Hill
Sam Raimi

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 18, 2009 3:21pm
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I'll see that Peckinpah and raise you a Sam Fuller... ;)

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Mar 19, 2009 6:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

I call with Sergio Leone.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 19, 2009 8:57am
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Damn! All I have is a Dario Argento. You win, Gumby! :)

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Poster: snori Date: Mar 17, 2009 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Off Topic - Movies

A lot of good directors mentioned, I'd add Peter Greenaway and David Lynch. Just caught up with Scorsese's 'The Departed' last weekend and loved it.

In the last few years I've been impressed with a lot HBO output without really checking on thr directors. Seems to me there's a lot of creativity there.

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Poster: sugarshack Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:04pm
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I enjoy all those listed. Add Paul Thomas Anderson to the list. He directed Boogie Nights, Magnolia(creepy), and most recently There Will Be Blood(his take on Oil! by Upton Sinclair).

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:38pm
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Boogie Nights has one of the greatest soundtracks of any movie I know. All-in-all, the movie was fantastic.

Another notable is Gross Point Blank.

I also like any soundtrack by Mark Knopfler.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:53pm
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another reason I like Bill Forsyth films is that he uses Knopfler for his soundtracks on a some films

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 17, 2009 12:50pm
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Magnolia - BRILLIANT movie imo. Most people I know can't seem to get into it. Maybe I see beauty in caos? Or maybe I just like to look at trainwrecks? This movie too has an incredible soundtrack. I heard that he based a lot of the scenes around the songs themselves like Lucas did in American Graffitti. Regardless, I love Aimee Mann.